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by fletchster76
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Name that hull
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Name that hull

Definitely not a Kennedy. Looks like a combee from the picture.
by fletchster76
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Flying Eagle
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Re: Flying Eagle

Anyone know how the water level is in flying eagle? Thought I asked this already but can’t find the thread. Thanks in advance.
by fletchster76
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 14
Views: 2239

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

How’s the water level in flying eagle. Thinking about heading there on Sunday.
by fletchster76
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Continental rebuild
Replies: 127
Views: 7772

Re: 520 Continental rebuild

How much extra power will those Ross 10-1’s make over the 8.6-1’s. Would it be the same as the Difference between the 7’s and the 8.6’s which is 15hp correct?
by fletchster76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: GERALD THE TV STAR
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: GERALD THE TV STAR

Come on swamp, we all get talked into watching the show, doesn't mean we come on here admitting it. Guessing you were just flipping through channels and "accidentally" came across this show, right?
by fletchster76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tell me about this motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Tell me about this motor

I actually missed the part he had said about it being a dry sump. In that case it’s probably a E-185 or early 470 conversion to GITSU 520 jugs. Power would be the same though. Nothing different to check for that any other motor unless you pull a jug and check the rod bearing size. Always been told t...
by fletchster76
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tell me about this motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Tell me about this motor

For resale purposes the true 520 is better. For performance these motors are as good or better (I was told by the late Mr Stanley). He said this is due to the intake setup providing a more even flow of fuel. I run a 520 conversion (300hp) but it doesn’t have the gitsu jugs and it pushes like a tract...
by fletchster76
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tell me about this motor
Replies: 10
Views: 1552

Re: Tell me about this motor

It's a PE-150 (220 gpu) case that got drilled to take 520 cylinders. Uses the GITSU cylinders which sets the intake on top. Makes 285-300hp depending on pistons (7 or 8.5 to 1's). Been told they run more efficient that a regular 520 or 520 conversion. Smessler is correct, instead of 1 valve cover it...
by fletchster76
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop thoughts
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Prop thoughts

I went and did it. Had my 520 conv on a light 12' hull will Quickslick that would go anywhere. Wanted a family ride boat so changed it over to a 14.5' Viking with rodboxes and poly (heavy!!!). Got stuck a couple times on maiden trip (did have 950# of people and cooler in it). Still ran the hill but ...
by fletchster76
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly bolt spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Poly bolt spacing

Thanks southern, that's exactly what I was looking for. I'll stick with 6x6 or less depending on stringer location. I sometimes drive my boat like it's a four wheeler so I may go down to 5x5. Nice job on the poly by the way.
by fletchster76
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly bolt spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Poly bolt spacing

Couldn't get the time so I went ahead and had a local guy replace my stringers. By the way if anyone in the Pasco county area needs glass work done this guy is top notch. Worked for Stamas for 20 something yrs, retired and now has a shop in his back yard for side jobs. Bet his stringers or repair wo...
by fletchster76
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

You don't need much, 1.5hp/6 gallon compressor would probably do. Just need a regulator either on the gun or on the compressor to knock the pressure down around 40-50 psi. I do recommend hitting your existing gel coat with sandpaper and/or acetone to get the wax off so it will adhere better. I've no...
by fletchster76
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

Yes you can re-rivet it. As for spraying gel, you can spray from a gravity fed gun. I use this el-cheapo from HF. It sprays gel fine. You can also use it to spray your webbing, I geled and webbed one today. No reason to add wax to your webbing/gel mix(50/50), just mix it hot (8-10cc per pint) and sp...
by fletchster76
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm

Aircraft engines are designed to run at a continuous RPM of 2500-3000 depending on motor. Your 360 can run at 2750 all day. With that said though both boats are pretty big for those engines hauling tools or gear. JMO
by fletchster76
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Stringer material?

I went white pine. I've resined them real good. Gonna do mat then a few layers of biaxial cloth/mat. Just not sure how many layers I should do. Thinking 1 mat and 2 cloth/mat. Didn't know if I should do a 4th layer. That biaxial stuff is suppose to be pretty dang strong. Thanks for any advice.
by fletchster76
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Stringer material?

Any of you fiberglass gurus out there have a recommendation on how many layers of mat or cloth to use when doing stringers?
by fletchster76
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Freeish GPU cylinders! No joke
Replies: 14
Views: 1903

Re: Freeish GPU cylinders! No joke

Sending a PM now
by fletchster76
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need some blue iron
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Need some blue iron

Not sure where you are but there is a guy down in Okeechobee that sells or installs it. Pretty sure this is his facebook.

facebook.com/jasonrogers83/
by fletchster76
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Flying eagle water?
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Flying eagle water?

Thinking about running flying eagle today. Can anyone give me an update on the water level. That place can turn into a 4 wheeler track when water is low.
by fletchster76
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich or warp?
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: Sensenich or warp?

Use to run a 72" 5 blade warp on a 285hp 520. Hated the sound and the sticky green grass would hang it up. Rapped up quick but just didn't have the low end needed to get moving if there was any resistance. Now I'm running a 72" NGH 3 blade on a 300hp 520, same hull/rigging. I spin it up to...
by fletchster76
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Stringer material?

Regular old spruce pine huh? That will make it cheap. I had heard a recommendation of cedar but I was dreading trying to find that in 2x4x12 and then what it would cost. Thanks for the info.
by fletchster76
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Stringer material?

Got a new baby on the way so I'm gonna convert my boat over to a more family friendly ride boat. I'm gonna change hulls to a 15' viking with rod boxes. I've had it in the back yard for awhile because it needs stringers. Has 2x4 stringers now. Any opinions on best wood/material to use, would like to ...
by fletchster76
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 81
Views: 15718

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

Ran last Saturday before the rain and there was plenty of water.
by fletchster76
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 81
Views: 15718

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

Thanks for the info gents. Gonna be running a little heavy this weekend so it's good to hear it's still wet.
by fletchster76
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 81
Views: 15718

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

Anyone have an update on the water level in the marsh? I know it hasn't rained in a bit.

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